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DT011
Aviation Technology

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Undergraduate awards typically reflect three to five years of study after secondary school and include Ordinary (Level 7) and Honours Bachelor Degrees and Higher Diplomas (Level 8's).

Undergraduate awards may be achieved directly or through a series of progression steps. Learners may choose to progress upwards from a Level 5 to a Level 6, Level 7 and finally a Level 8.

Undergraduate awards are awarded by the HETAC or Higher Education Institutes.

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3rd level Graduates are qualified for a wide range of occupations, and their education prepares them for roles involving specific skills, and for coordinating, supervising, managing, or training others. Examples include accountants, sales managers, computer programmers, teachers, chemists, environmental engineers, criminal investigators, and financial analysts.

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The programme offers an interdisciplinary approach in which the students obtain a mix of technological, business and management skills specifically related to the aviation industry.

Student learn to develop the following skills:

  • Develop the conceptual and analytical skills of the student for application within the context of the civil aviation industry framework.
  • Develop an understanding of the importance of Training and Education within the Aviation Industry by fostering an ethos within the student to be self-motivating and pursue personal development and lifelong learning skills.
  • Develop an intricate technical knowledge and understanding of the Principles of Flight.
  • Develop personal and interpersonal skills to enable managing oneself, and others within the industry.
  • Develop competence in information systems integral to aviation/aircraft operations, management and maintenance.
  • Provide the graduate with an understanding of the complex inter-relationships existing within the various sub-sectors of the Aviation Industry (Legislative design, Manufacturing, Commercial, Operations and Maintenance).

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DT011 - Aviation Technology
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DT011 - Aviation Technology
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PLC courses leading to the following QQI Major Awards may be used for entry into this course.

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  5M0536  Computer Systems and Networks
  5M17814  Computer Systems & Networks
CENGT  5M2061  Engineering Technology
CMTXX  5M2145  Motor Technology
CCTXX    Control Technology
CELTX    Electronic Technology
CITXX    Information Technology

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Graduates will find employment in a range of areas including airline operations - maintenance planning - scheduling - quality assurance and control - fleet management - technical administration - purchasing - spares trading and provisioning - maintenance repair and overhaul operations.

There is an opportunity to progress to DT028 – Transport Operations and Technology (Level 8 Honours Degree) after successful graduation, subject to conditions. Students who have reached the appropriate standard may also have access to other programmes in DIT and elsewhere at third level.



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